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COMIC BOOK REVIEW - All-New X-Men: Ghosts of Cyclops
By The Masked Medic
I think that of all the superhero teams that Marvel have to offer, the X-Men are by far the most interesting. The early success of their film franchise meant that people were aware of who they were, a hell of a lot earlier than the Avengers or the Defenders for example.
‘Ghosts of Cyclops’ introduces us to a younger version of the X-Men who have been taken from their time and bought to the future. However, these youngsters have no idea why, and when young Cyclops finds that his future self is a terrorist, he struggles to cope. Enter into the mix, a group of mutants calling themselves the Ghost of Cyclops, who are trashing and looting their way through life and you have a classic tussle between good and the not-so-good.
So when I started the novel, I was sure that I’d be pretty confused because time travel and multiple versions of the same character in one single time era is never a simple mix, but I was surprised. This novel only focused on these new X-Men and from a character development point, there was actually a lot, on the part of almost every single character!
The artwork was fairly good, and this was also reflected in the covers, which were also decent. Overall, I actually really enjoyed reading this, and was pleasantly surprised that I could follow most, if not all, of what was happening! Excited for more!
Oof. Sorry, Scott!
So Cyclops has been my favourite X-Man for a while, and I thought this novel highlighted quite well why he was always the leader of the group!
Story Arc: ★★★½
Character Development: ★★★★